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David West | Forward | #3

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
College: Xavier
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (18) / NO
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David West has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his left thumb, and he will be reevaluated in two weeks.
The injury was initially called a bruise, but X-rays revealed a more serious issue. The Warriors' frontcourt gets even thinner without him, and they're likely to turn to Kevon Looney while emphasizing more small-ball lineups featuring Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston and Ian Clark. The Warriors may also rely more on their big men, and there's no clear-cut fantasy winner in this situation. Jan 19 - 1:17 AM

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David West hit 4-of-5 shots for 10 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 16 minutes on Thursday.

West is averaging 10.8 minutes per game for the season, but saw some extra run against the Nets as Draymond Green (personal) did not play. There is a chance that Green misses Friday's game against the Pistons, so West could see an increased role in that game as well. Even with the extra minutes, West is not a reliable fantasy option.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 12:20:00 AM

David West (hip) is probable to play against the Blazers on Saturday.

The Warriors could have him in their backup role. In other news, West is getting close to the status cycle. He was doubtful this morning, questionable this afternoon, and now he's probable. If he's a late scratch, he'll be the only player to hit for the status cycle this season.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 08:54:00 PM

David West (hip) has been upgraded to questionable to face the Blazers on Saturday.

His hip pointer doesn't sound like a concern and West could wind up being available for tonight. Even if West is a go, he won't be a reliable fantasy option.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 04:03:00 PM

David West (hip) went through some of shootaround on Saturday and is doubtful to play against the Blazers.

It's a positive sign for West and the team doesn't sound too concerned about his hip pointer. West is only getting around 11 minutes per game these days, so the Warriors won't miss him much. We may see some Kevon Looney.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 03:06:00 PM

David West (right hip) needs an MRI on his hip and is doubtful to play Saturday against Portland.

The Warriors are tentatively labeling the injury as a contusion. "He felt a little tug in there," coach Steve Kerr said. "We’ll see what comes of the MRI tomorrow. But it’s definitely something that concerns us." West is averaging fewer than 12 minutes per game, so the fantasy implications of his injury are minimal.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 11:36:00 AM

David West (right hip) has been diagnosed with a hip pointer and is doubtful to play on Saturday against the Blazers.

Hip pointers aren't usually bad injuries, but there have been cases it requires a long time off. Plus, it doesn't help that West is 36 years old. He's only playing 11 minutes per game as Draymond Green's backup, so those minutes would likely go to Kevon Looney.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 03:24:00 PM

David West (hip) will not return to Thursday night’s game against the Warriors after sustaining a hip contusion.

West is considered day-to-day and will undergo an MRI on Friday. His absence should not affect fantasy owners.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 12:52:00 AM

David West (rest) will not play on Saturday vs. the Lakers.

West has not received a blurb since mid-July when he signed with the Warriors. While he's a solid depth piece in reality, the veteran offers nothing in fantasy at this stage of his career.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 06:03:00 PM

Warriors sign F David West to a one-year contract.

It's for the veteran's minimum. West can currently be expected to back up both the power forward and center positions, but his role could change slightly depending on how the back end of Golden State's roster ultimately shakes out. Assuming everyone ahead of him remains healthy, Green should not offer any fantasy value.
Source: NBA.com
Mon, Jul 11, 2016 09:29:00 AM

David West will sign with the Warriors on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum.

The Warriors' strong offseason continues. West gave up roughly $12 million last season to chase a title with the Spurs, but he will make just $1.55 million with the Warriors as he continues his pursuit of a championship ring. West should provide some depth behind Draymond Green and Zaza Pachulia and finally gives the Warriors a reliable big off the bench. He won't have much fantasy value in Golden State, though.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 04:23:00 PM

David West officially declined to pick up his player option with the Spurs for the 2016-17 season, and his agent said that he hasn't decided if he'll suit up for another season.

While the 35-year-old is past his days of being a relevant name in fantasy hoops, he should still have enough in the tank to give a meaningful contribution off the bench on a contending team. West gave up roughly $12 million for a chance to win a title with the Spurs, but his team ended up getting bounced in the second round of the playoffs. The opportunity to win a championship will likely again be more important than the paycheck for West this offseason.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 02:20:00 PM

David West will decline his player option for the 2016-17 season.

He took a massive pay cut last year when he decided not to exercise his $12.6 million option with the Pacers to sign with the Spurs for just $1.5 million. This time around, West should be able to get more money as he heads into his age-36 season. He'll likely sign on a contending team again.
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 02:13:00 PM

David West will take his time this summer before deciding whether or not to exercise his $1.5 million player option for the 2016-17 season.

West opted out of a $12 million player option for the Pacers last season and signed a $1.5 million deal with San Antonio for a chance to reach the Finals, so his plan backfired on him after the Spurs were eliminated by the Thunder in round two. West only averaged 18.0 minutes during the regular season and will be 36 years old this summer, so he likely won't be a fantasy asset if he chooses to remain in San Antonio. That could change if Tim Duncan retires, though.
Fri, May 13, 2016 09:37:00 AM

David West (rest) will not play Wednesday vs. the Mavs.

Tim Duncan (rest) and LaMarcus Aldridge (rest, finger) will also be rested on Wednesday night, which will open up minutes for Boris Diaw, Boban Marjanovic and Matt Bonner, with Diaw offering the most upside out of the group.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Ian Clark
3Patrick McCaw
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3Kevon Looney
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Anderson Varejao
4Damian Jones